Lotus Elise MOT Results

Registered in 1998
79.6% pass rate
from 687 tests in 2020
(54% better than other 1998 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Lotus Elise is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.44% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.58% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Springs (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Coil spring (81% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.58% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Brake performance (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.44% fail on Rigid brake pipes (86% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake linings and pads (81% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Tyres (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Body, chassis, structure (93% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition

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